Reality Check: Sizing Up VC-Backed Publishers' Prospects

Amid widening concerns that another startup bubble has formed, digital media remains a white-hot market among the private-investment community.Last year, venture capital poured at least $683 million into digital media companies worldwide -- more than twice the $277 million invested in 2013, according to Preqin, which tracks venture-capital investments.That investment comes as traditional media companies like The New York Times and Cond Nast cut staff, trim costs and turn over every possible rock in search of new revenue streams. Meanwhile, digital media companies -- which have a fraction of old media's revenue and even less of their profits -- are awash in investor cash. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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